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What is a Transportation Inspector?

Career Description Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors; rail inspectors; and other inspectors of transportation vehicles, not elsewhere classified.

Types of Transportation Inspectors

  • Freight Inspector
  • Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspector
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • School Bus Inspector
  • Locomotive Inspector

Job Outlook for Transportation Inspectors

In the United States, there were 28,200 jobs for Transportation Inspectors in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.9% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,700 new jobs for Transportation Inspectors by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 2,900 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Transportation Inspectors in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Transportation Inspectors are Texas, New York, and California.

Watch out if you plan on working in Kansas, Minnesota, or Wyoming. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Transportation Inspector Average Salary

The typical yearly salary for Transportation Inspectors is somewhere between $28,870 and $123,980. The median salary is $73,780.

Salary Ranges for Transportation Inspectors

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Alaska

$105,850

Maine

$101,310

District of Columbia

$100,630

North Dakota

$87,030

Wisconsin

$86,990

Kansas

$86,500

Nebraska

$86,130

Mississippi

$85,700

Florida

$85,340

Illinois

$84,420

Texas

$84,250

Minnesota

$83,180

Connecticut

$82,870

North Carolina

$79,680

Hawaii

$79,490

Michigan

$79,170

Indiana

$78,520

Tennessee

$78,120

Virginia

$77,920

Colorado

$77,660

Montana

$77,390

Iowa

$77,250

Oklahoma

$76,600

Oregon

$76,510

California

$76,290

New Jersey

$74,010

Idaho

$73,870

Washington

$73,480

Missouri

$73,160

New Hampshire

$72,500

South Carolina

$72,160

Kentucky

$71,930

Massachusetts

$71,840

Georgia

$70,850

Arkansas

$70,790

Wyoming

$70,470

Louisiana

$69,970

Pennsylvania

$65,710

Maryland

$65,710

Arizona

$61,380

Ohio

$58,740

New Mexico

$58,510

South Dakota

$57,780

Utah

$55,360

Rhode Island

$53,090

Where Transportation Inspectors Are Employed

Transportation Inspector Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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